Vote in the second annual VaseOff! Challenge (and win a $50 AmEx giftcard!)



Remember the VaseOff! Challenge naming challenge I gave you a couple of months ago?  The Society of American Florists (SAF) was looking for suggestions for themes for their Project Runway-style floral arrangement competition.  Bonggamom Finds readers came up with some great ideas, including Twilight, Parisian, National Parks, Safari, The Eighties, the Olympics, even Hippies!   Many readers suggested  fairytale/storybook themes, 4th of July/patriotic themes and summertime themes.

Well, guess what?  They listened!  Based on suggestions from Minted LifeCelebrate Woman Today and Bonggamom Finds, SAF came up with a great theme -- Summer Girl!  The second VaseOff! Challenge is all about the sun, the surf, and the spirit of giving.  Four contestants were given the challenge of designing an arrangement sure to delight a friend who loves the beach and can't get enough of the sun, surf and sand.

The contestants got to work and rose to the occasion magnificently!  Their creations are showcased in the second VaseOff! Challenge post, and they are amazing.  You can vote for your favorite by "liking" the design that you think best evokes the Summer Girl spirit.

 photo from AboutFlowers.com blog

My personal favorite (and the one I voted for!) is Tranquil Motion by florist Tony Medlock; I love the mix of blue and green colors, and the sand and starfish provide the perfect beachy touch.   Whichever of the four entries you like, I think you'll agree that all four provide the perfect demonstration of how professional florists can create the perfect gift for any personality and any occasion.



Win a $50 AmEx Gift Card
The Society of American Florists is giving one lucky Bonggamom Finds reader a $50 American Express gift card.

Required Entry
Check out the finalists' entries in the second VaseOff! Challenge, then leave a comment on this post and tell me which entry you think best evokes the Summer Girl spirit.   This entry must be completed before any extra entries will count.

Extra Entries
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry with a way to verify the entry (i.e. tweet link, blog post link, Facebook id, Twitter id, etc.).


1)  Follow Bonggamom Finds on Blogger (1 entry)

2) Follow bonggamom on Instagram (1 entry)

3) Follow bonggamom on Pinterest (1 entry)

4) Repin any of my pins on Pinterest (1 entry for each repin, max 5 repins/5 entries).

5) Vote for your favorite entry in the second VaseOff! Challenge by "Liking" your favorite on the contest post (1 entry)

6) Pin this giveaway on your Pinterest board (you can use the "Pin It" button at the bottom of this post -- 1 entry).

7) Like Bonggamom Finds on Facebook (1 entry).

8) Write this on the Bonggamom Finds Facebook page (1 entry):
I entered the SAF VaseOff Challenge giveaway! http://bit.ly/MiTnBp

9) Share the link to this giveaway on your Facebook page (1 entry), using these words:
Tell Bonggamom which entry in the Aboutflowers.com VaseOff! Challenge you like best, and you could win a $50 Amex card!  Enter by 7/31 on Bonggamom Finds at http://bit.ly/MiTnBp

10) Share the link to the second VaseOff! Challenge (http://bit.ly/Mbns3l) on your Facebook page (1 entry).

11) Write this on the AboutFlowers.com Facebook page (1 entry):
Tell Bonggamom which entry in the Aboutflowers.com VaseOff! Challenge you like best, and you could win a $50 Amex card!  Enter by 7/31 on Bonggamom Finds at http://bit.ly/MiTnBp

12) Follow @bonggafinds on Twitter and tweet this (1 entry per day):
RT @bonggafinds Win a $50 American Express gift card!  Enter by 7/31 at  http://bit.ly/MiTnBp #giveaway

13) Enter any open giveaway on Bonggamom Finds (1 entry for each giveaway you've joined)


The Rules
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on July 31, 2012; I will draw a winner at random on August 1 and post his/her name after she/he confirms acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here.


Good luck!


Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. Thanks to SAF (via Ogilvy) for providing the giveaway prize.  The views and opinions expressed here are my own.



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Unknown on July 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM said...

I follow on Pinterest (Nadine Larsen)

Unknown on July 28, 2012 at 9:02 AM said...

I repinned the Stuffed Tomato Recipe. I have some great beefsteaks in my garden, will be trying this http://pinterest.com/pin/98234835592925259/

Unknown on July 28, 2012 at 9:04 AM said...

Liked my favorite , tranquil Motion, although I did want to like Island Girl too,lol

Unknown on July 28, 2012 at 9:05 AM said...

I repinned this post http://pinterest.com/pin/98234835592925283/

Unknown on July 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM said...

I like you on FB (Nadine E Larsen)

Unknown on July 28, 2012 at 9:08 AM said...

Posted on your wall https://www.facebook.com/BonggamomFinds/posts/325288727564778

Unknown on July 28, 2012 at 9:10 AM said...

I posted on my wall https://www.facebook.com/eyzofblu63/posts/4163713527105

Unknown on July 28, 2012 at 9:12 AM said...

I follow on Twitter (@eyzofblu63) and tweeted https://twitter.com/eyzofblu63/status/229247595279683584

jenmalonee on July 28, 2012 at 12:35 PM said...

tweeted

https://twitter.com/JenniferCNP/status/229298489174155264

jennifer marie

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amramazon280 on July 28, 2012 at 2:44 PM said...

https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/229330842110013441

ellen b on July 28, 2012 at 3:43 PM said...

https://twitter.com/elliebunny24/status/229346046352957440
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Tamar on July 28, 2012 at 7:41 PM said...

I like Barefoot with Waves the best!

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Janet W. on July 29, 2012 at 3:01 AM said...

tweet 7/29
https://twitter.com/jwatson50/status/229516300521709568
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marcia goss on July 29, 2012 at 6:28 AM said...

Tweet.
https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/229568974608793600
marcia.goss@gmail.com

Frugal Mom from California on July 29, 2012 at 7:19 AM said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/229581487719194624

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JC on July 29, 2012 at 7:34 AM said...

https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/229585718765318144

akronugurl on July 29, 2012 at 9:16 AM said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/229611324655693824

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Teresa Young on July 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/tmy56/status/229644537348358144

Stephanie Ann on July 29, 2012 at 1:18 PM said...

https://twitter.com/luvx14/status/229672086661103616

Lily on July 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM said...

Bora Bora!

jenmalonee on July 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM said...

tweeted

https://twitter.com/JenniferCNP/status/229702001330626560

jennifer marie

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ellen b on July 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM said...

https://twitter.com/elliebunny24/status/229702383536590851
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Janet W. on July 30, 2012 at 3:29 AM said...

tweet 7/30
https://twitter.com/jwatson50/status/229885535169159168
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marcia goss on July 30, 2012 at 4:08 AM said...

Tweet.
https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/229896031393959936
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Claire on July 30, 2012 at 5:39 AM said...

Tranquil Motion, hands down!

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sohamolina on July 30, 2012 at 8:24 AM said...

http://twitter.com/sohamolina/statuses/229960611390451712

Anonymous said...

Barefoot With Waves looks the most summer to me.
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JC on July 30, 2012 at 8:53 AM said...

https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/229967841108062209

Anonymous said...

I say it's Bora Bora. I like it best anyway.

Anonymous said...

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Frugal Mom from California on July 30, 2012 at 9:13 AM said...

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akronugurl on July 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM said...

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CindyWindy2003 on July 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM said...

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sparkedcat on July 30, 2012 at 3:33 PM said...

I think Island Girl best represent the summer girl spirit

sparkedcat on July 30, 2012 at 3:34 PM said...

I follow you on pinterest as s riches.

Chrystal on July 30, 2012 at 3:35 PM said...

I like the Bora Bora design.

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Chrystal on July 30, 2012 at 3:35 PM said...

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Stephanie Ann on July 30, 2012 at 4:07 PM said...

daily tweet 7/30 - https://twitter.com/luvx14/status/230077039124819968

ellen b on July 30, 2012 at 4:52 PM said...

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jenmalonee on July 30, 2012 at 6:07 PM said...

tweeted

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jennifer marie

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Unknown on July 30, 2012 at 11:45 PM said...

tranquil design

Teresa Young on July 31, 2012 at 12:27 AM said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/tmy56/status/230202760354746369

Unknown on July 31, 2012 at 2:53 AM said...

Daily Tweet https://twitter.com/eyzofblu63/status/230239467301138432

Janet W. on July 31, 2012 at 3:28 AM said...

tweet 7/31
https://twitter.com/jwatson50/status/230246097933709314
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marcia goss on July 31, 2012 at 3:44 AM said...

Tweet.
https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/230252396750725120
marcia.goss@gmail.com

Kelly N. on July 31, 2012 at 5:38 AM said...

Required Entry
Check out the finalists' entries in the second VaseOff! Challenge, then leave a comment on this post and tell me which entry you think best evokes the Summer Girl spirit

island Girl

Kelly N. on July 31, 2012 at 5:39 AM said...

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Kelly N. on July 31, 2012 at 5:40 AM said...

4) Repin any of my pins on Pinterest (1 entry for each repin, max 5 repins/5 entries).


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Kelly N. on July 31, 2012 at 5:41 AM said...

6) Pin this giveaway on your Pinterest board (you can use the "Pin It" button at the bottom of this post -- 1 entry).



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Kelly N. on July 31, 2012 at 5:42 AM said...

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Kelly N. on July 31, 2012 at 5:43 AM said...

8) Write this on the Bonggamom Finds Facebook page (1 entry):
I entered the SAF VaseOff Challenge giveaway! http://bit.ly/MiTnBp

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Kelly N. on July 31, 2012 at 5:44 AM said...

12) Follow @bonggafinds on Twitter and tweet this (1 entry per day):
RT @bonggafinds Win a $50 American Express gift card! Enter by 7/31 at http://bit.ly/MiTnBp #giveaway

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Melanie Montgomery on July 31, 2012 at 6:59 AM said...

Tranquil Motion is my favorite as well. Love the use of sand.



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Sarah G. on July 31, 2012 at 7:00 AM said...

My vote goes to Bora Bora

Kathy P on July 31, 2012 at 7:10 AM said...

i love Island Girl

Kathy P on July 31, 2012 at 7:11 AM said...

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Kathy P on July 31, 2012 at 7:24 AM said...

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Kathy P on July 31, 2012 at 7:25 AM said...

liked Island Girl kathy pease

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pinned this post

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Share the link to the second VaseOff! Challenge http://www.facebook.com/KathyLPease/posts/264205303694669

Kathy P on July 31, 2012 at 7:32 AM said...

Write this on the AboutFlowers.com Facebook page
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Amy delong on July 31, 2012 at 8:17 AM said...

love the island girl
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Courtnie on July 31, 2012 at 8:53 AM said...

Barefoot with Waves is my favorite.

Courtnie on July 31, 2012 at 8:53 AM said...

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Courtnie on July 31, 2012 at 8:56 AM said...

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JC on July 31, 2012 at 9:23 AM said...

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07violet on July 31, 2012 at 10:15 AM said...

I like Tranquil Motion

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Valeen on July 31, 2012 at 12:15 PM said...

I likethe Bora Bora the best!

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Erica C. on July 31, 2012 at 12:21 PM said...

I like Bora Bora.
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CindyWindy2003 on July 31, 2012 at 12:40 PM said...

https://twitter.com/carawling/status/230386947951054849
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kelley wood on July 31, 2012 at 1:33 PM said...

i like barefoot w/ waves

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guettel78 on July 31, 2012 at 1:55 PM said...

Tranquil Motion would be my choice!

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guettel78 on July 31, 2012 at 2:07 PM said...

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susan1215 on July 31, 2012 at 3:02 PM said...

I liked the Barefoot with Waves

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Douglas Houston on July 31, 2012 at 4:12 PM said...

I like wind feel to Tranquil Motion

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brich2222 on July 31, 2012 at 5:31 PM said...

Island Girl best evokes summer girl spirit

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brich2222 on July 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM said...

liked and voted island girl
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Denise Donaldson (MistySunrise) on July 31, 2012 at 5:43 PM said...

I love the Tranquil Motion vase

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jenmalonee on July 31, 2012 at 7:24 PM said...

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buzzd on July 31, 2012 at 8:24 PM said...

barefoot with waves is good

Karla on July 31, 2012 at 8:37 PM said...

Barefoot with Waves

Karla on July 31, 2012 at 8:38 PM said...

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Ms Penny Pincher on July 31, 2012 at 9:02 PM said...

My vote is for Barefoot with Waves!

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vegan4life on July 31, 2012 at 9:32 PM said...

bora bora ty.

ladyspy79 on July 31, 2012 at 9:38 PM said...

I voted for Tranquil Motion too!

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Kathy P on July 31, 2012 at 9:50 PM said...

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cman on July 31, 2012 at 10:24 PM said...

Tranquil Motion.

cman on July 31, 2012 at 10:25 PM said...

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Trisha McKee on July 31, 2012 at 11:26 PM said...

I like Barefoot with Waves the best.

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Trisha McKee on July 31, 2012 at 11:27 PM said...

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slehan on July 31, 2012 at 11:51 PM said...

Barefoot With Waves
Thanks for the contest.

slehan on July 31, 2012 at 11:52 PM said...

GFC: slehan

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slehan on July 31, 2012 at 11:53 PM said...

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Cheyenne on August 17, 2012 at 11:44 AM said...

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bonggamom on September 10, 2012 at 10:48 AM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #284, ElenaIstomina!

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